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Westmont College
Modern Languages
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
805.565.6079
languages@westmont.edu
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Spanish

Lower Division Course Descriptions

 SP 1 Elementary Spanish I (4) Pronunciation, conversation, essentials of grammar and composition. This course includes laboratory work and weekly conversation group sessions (times arranged). For students who have had no Spanish or less than two years of high school Spanish. (GE)
SP 2 Elementary Spanish II (4) Prerequisite: SP 1 or Language Placement Test. A continuation of Spanish 1. Course includes laboratory work and weekly conversation group sessions (times arranged). (GE)
SP 3 Intermediate Spanish I (4) Prerequisite: SP 2 or Language Placement Test. Review and reinforcement of pronunciation, grammar, and composition. Reading of selected materials for discussion in Spanish and an introduction to Spanish literature and culture. This course includes field work and weekly conversation group sessions (times arranged). (GE)
SP 4 Intermediate Spanish II (4) Prerequisite: SP 3 or Language Placement Test. Continuation of SP 3. Course includes field work and weekly conversation group sessions (times arranged). (GE)

 

Upper-Division Course Descriptions

 All upper-division courses are conducted in Spanish. Texts read and discussed in Spanish; all papers and examinations written in Spanish.

 SP 100 Advanced Spanish (4) Prerequisite: SP 4 or Language Placement Test. An intensive course designed to reinforce students' reading, oral, and written skills in Spanish. Emphasis on skills such as composition and advanced reading comprehension to develop students' vocabulary and familiarity with the finer points of Spanish grammar and syntax.
SP 101 Survey of Spanish Literature to 1700 (4) Prerequisite: SP 100. Historical overview of major authors, genres, and developments in Spain from the Middle Ages through the 17th century. (GE)
SP 102 Survey of Spanish Literature, 1700 to the Present (4) Prerequisite: SP 100. Historical overview of major authors, genres, and developments in Spain from the 18th through the 20th centuries. (GE)
SP 103 Survey of Latin American Literature to 1885 (4) Prerequisite: SP 100. Historical overview of major authors, genres, and developments in Latin America from the Colonial era to the late 19th century. (GE)
SP 104 Survey of Latin American Literature, 1885 to the Present (4) Prerequisite: SP 100. Historical overview of major authors, genres, and developments in Latin America from modernismo (1885) through the present. (GE)
SP 110 Hispanic Cultures: Spain (4) Prerequisite: SP 4 or 100. A survey of the leading social, political, religious, and artistic issues in Spain from the Middle Ages to the present.
SP 111 Hispanic Cultures: Latin America (4) Prerequisite: SP 4 or 100. A survey of the leading social, political, religious, and artistic issues in Latin America, from pre-Columbian times to the present, with emphasis on the twentieth-century.
SP 130 Hispanic Film and Literature (4) Prerequisite: SP 100 or consent of instructor. Study of Hispanic film as a narrative and visual medium, and introduction of basic concepts of film analysis. Through journals and papers, students will develop their "visual literacy" and their analytical abilities in "reading" a film.
SP 172 Golden Age Literature (4) Prerequisite: Two upper-division classes including SP 101 or 102. Study of the historical context and literary movements that comprise Spanish Golden Age Literature (16th and 17th centuries) through readings and discussions of works of poetry, prose, and drama by major writers including Cervantes, Quevedo, Góngora, Lope de Vega, and Calderón de la Barca.
SP 183 Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry (4) Prerequisite: Two upper-division classes including SP 103 or 104. Study of the historical context and literary movements that comprise 20th century Latin American poetry through readings and discussions of major poets, including César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz, with some works by more recent poets.
SP 184 Twentieth-Century Latin American Short Story (4) Prerequisite: Two upper-division classes including SP 103 or 104. Readings and discussions of 20th century works by such major writers as Quiroga, Borges, Rulfo, García Márquez, and recent women writers such as Isabel Allende and Luisa Valenzuela.
SP 185 Twentieth-Century Latin American Novel (4) Prerequisite: Two upper-division classes including SP 103 or 104. Readings and discussions of 20th century novels by such major writers as Rulfo, Fuentes, García Márquez, and Allende.
SP 190 Practicum (2,4) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Supervised field work in the Santa Barbara area in which the student has the opportunity to use his or her Spanish. Field work may be in hospitals, clinics, schools, businesses, churches, social service agencies, etc. Weekly sessions held with supervisor and an ongoing personal log required.
SP 195 Seminar: Special Topics (2, 4) Prerequisite: Two literature classes. Advanced study of a single author or topic in Spanish or Latin American literature. Course may be repeated as topics vary.

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